Our appetite for discovery, our need to validate our gut instincts, and money. Professor David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London, explains why he believes these are the top three reasons we hear so many false claims about cannabis.
Like Professor Nutt, we know that public discourse is filled with exaggerated claims about the impacts of cannabis use on the brain. Learn the evidence on three of the most common claims below.
Find out how to respond to the claim that cannabis use lowers IQ by up to eight points.
Find out how to respond to the claim that cannabis use impairs cognitive functioning.
Find out how to respond to the claim that cannabis use causes schizophrenia.